MNRE approves wind measurement project in Kutch

The environment ministry has given its approval for a wind measurement project in the Gulf of Kutch, near the Gujarat coast. The project will involve survey, investigation, exploration, data acquisition and other related technical studies in territorial waters off the Jhakhau coast in Kutch district. The move is in line with the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy released in 2015, which had called for the identification of high wind energy potential locations that could be offered to companies for development through a bidding process. The policy also allowed interested private agencies to obtain site-specific wind speeds and met-ocean data for feasibility studies for the development of offshore projects.